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Catchings to undergo surgery to repair Achilles tendon

Updated: September 4, 2007, 6:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, who suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in the Fever's 81-65 loss to the Detroit Shock in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday, will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the tendon.

Catchings' anticipated recovery time following surgery is expected to be between six and nine months.

"She's got a pretty significant injury," Fever coach Brian Winters said after Monday night's game. "We've played ...

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